H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A

from Jay Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.) Lyrics on Rap Genius


With a little rap flair, spelling out Hova (H-O-V-A), one of his nicknames

Hova is short for Jehovah, a name for God.

Of course, Biggie used the “X to the izz-Y” concept before Jay, in “Victory”.

HOVA is also rumored to stand for Hustler of Virginia, where Jay-Z has claims to have sold drugs in the very next line.

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